Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject enables you to develop and apply detailed knowledge of selected methods and methodologies that are commonly used by occupational ergonomists and occupational health and safety professionals to monitor, analyse and evaluate potential risks and hazards. You will undertake fieldwork to learn to identify and apply tools specific to a variety of physical, psychosocial and environmental hazards in varied contexts. Using selected methods and tools, you collect and analyse data, and write formal reports to communicate findings and recommendations for interventions to control hazards. In doing so, you evaluate the applicability and functionality of the tools used.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorVictoria Weale

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningYes

Self sourced or Uni sourcedSelf Sourced

Entire subject or partial subjectEntire subject

Total hours/days requiredNot prescribed, report completion required and assessed

Location of WBL activity (region)Flexible

WBL addtional requirementsStudents source own sites so can be anywhere - online course so students widespread including potentially international

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Integrate evidence based theoretical knowledge and models to analyse and evaluate complex workplace situations and develop interventions
02. Identify, apply, and critically evaluate methodologies and methods to assess workplace hazards and risks.
03. Independently investigate, analyse, evaluate and interpret data collected from workplaces in relation to complex OHS problems.
04. Develop detailed, coherent reports which communicate identified workplace problems, measurement methods, findings and interpretations, and recommendations for corrective actions.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

On-Line, 2021, LTU Term 5, Online


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorVictoria Weale

Class requirements

Problem Based LearningWeek: 37 - 38
Two 3.00 hours problem based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 38 and delivered via online.
Online materials equivalent to 2 x 3-hour lectures to be undertaken in weeks 1 & 2

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 0 - 0
One 10.00 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 0 to week 0 and delivered via online.
Students will undertake 78 hours of fieldwork.

TutorialWeek: 1 - 3
One 2.00 hours tutorial other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 1 to week 3 and delivered via online.
Participation in online Zoom sessions weeks 1-3 inclusive.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

2 x online discussions (equivalent to 500 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Field activities (equivalent to 39 hours) & one individual 2000 word outcome report

N/AOtherIndividualNo45 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Field activities (equivalent to 39 hours) & one individual 2000 word outcome report

N/AOtherIndividualNo45 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4